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good idea!im new at it so got nothing to offer but heaps to read/learn from such tips.
 

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New Memory?




 
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9-10-11-28 2133 MHz @ 1.65v is on the stickers.

XMP on 1155 sets 9-10-9-27 @ 1866MHz, 1.5v. Works just fine with all 4 sticks and default CPU voltages(1.05v on IMC). My kit may not reflect retail specs and such. Not sure if anyone else has these yet.;)

I'll have 2011 numbers as time permits. Not sure on when the platform launches, maybe January, I dunno, but we did get a lot of board annoucements today, so perhaps sooner? I am not sure... I'll do a proper review in the coming months when I get the rest of the parts...jsut be aware that G.Skill has a specialized line for SKT2011, as you can see.
 

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@cadaveca

So are you saying that you actually have an SB-E system in for testing? If so, I'm soooo jealous! :eek: qubit wears his best green-with-envy face

Can you give us any model numbers or anything?
 

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No, I do not have CPUs or boards...yet. Some boards will be no problem to get(obviously), but like with SKT1155, I do expect to not have a CPU until after launch, and I'll have to buy my own like I did with 1155, and still have to do with AM3+. I had 1155 boards at least a month before that launch, and hope to get a CPU direct from Intel, but that's just a hope at this point. I'll need an unlocked chip, and that's not going to come very cheaply is I have to buy my own.


However, I do expect to have board reviews either at launch, or shortly after. I am working towards making that a possibility, including updating my benchmarks; the ram is but one small part.

I mean, after all, it's just ram, and the only thing really special about it is the binning of 4 stock together, and SPD/XMP profile for X79, as there are only so many memory IC's available on the market today. There's nothing really "fancy" under the hood, that i can tell so far.
 
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This was posted by HWBot on Facebook, Sandy Bridge-E is looking like a beast!

 

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Anyone have an idea of what the prices of the CPU's/Motherboards will be with SB-E?
 

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Sure do. Would rather wait and see what retailers do though. FX-8150 ain't no $245.
 
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Newly cleared BIOS, time not set?
 
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I figured it's not a big issue.

Would a cleared bios reset to the board's manufacture date? In which case it needs to be a socket 2011 board which surely wouldn't be from 2005 (it'd be a UEFI bios surely as well.)

Meh, I'll wait for concrete reviews. I've set money aside for IB but I'm being swayed toward SB-E again.... It's been a while since I've been so eager on a tech review.
 

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It depends. Some reset to the earliest available, while others reset to the date the BIOS was made.

I cannot comment to performance...I do not have a CPU yet.
 
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I figured it's not a big issue.

Would a cleared bios reset to the board's manufacture date? In which case it needs to be a socket 2011 board which surely wouldn't be from 2005 (it'd be a UEFI bios surely as well.)

Meh, I'll wait for concrete reviews. I've set money aside for IB but I'm being swayed toward SB-E again.... It's been a while since I've been so eager on a tech review.
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2500 MHz, 4 sticks, and cas 7? Impressive. I could finally let my sector 5s stretch their legs... it's just too bad it doesn't do squat outside of benchmarks.
 
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Subbed, I'm looking forward to upgrading to SB-E as I skipped 1155 for obvious reasons :)
My old Rampage 2 Extreme is still rocking but it's time for the Rampage 4 to take the throne in my case!
 
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Checked with a local computer hardware store. They said they would have this stuff in stock next week! :D

But they didn't want to confirm price ranges :ohwell:
 
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Checked with a local computer hardware store. They said they would have this stuff in stock next week! :D

But they didn't want to confirm price ranges :ohwell:
Keep us posted. Some of us live far away from the high-tech highway :laugh:
 
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Microcenter prices are looking a little high.


 
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Nobody take the plunge yet?